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Saturday, October 1, 2022

All-new electric Ariel Hipercar with gas-turbine range expander

~New EV BEAST~ Maybe you still remember in 2017 when a British automotive manufacturer named Ariel Motor Company Ltd. was announced a plan to launch a high-performance long-range electric-powered vehicle which also equipped with a gas-turbine range expander, codenamed the Ariel P40 Hipercar.
Ariel Motor has just showcased a 1,180 hp hypercar called the Ariel Hipercar which is planned to be officially launched in 2024. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
Recently, the Somerset-based automaker fulfilled its promise to show the true look of its newest electric-powered hypercar called the Ariel Hipercar whose its name stands for "High Performance Carbon Reduction." 
The Ariel Hipercar is featured with a bonded-aluminum monocoque structure with removable aluminum front and rear subframes. (Picture from: ArenaEV)
This extraordinary electric vehicle is equipped with dual electric motors at each axle, and for each motor, it drives the wheels via a single speed transmission, by making a combined output of 1,180 hp and 1,342 lb-ft of torque.
Most of the Ariel Hypercar designs are intentionally made that way by considering the aerodynamic factor for drag efficiency. (Picture from: ArenaEV)
It is also stated that the power from this electric motor is supplied by a Cosworth 800V 62 kWh lithium-ion battery pack which is claimed to be able to provide a range around 250 km. Furthermore, the Ariel Hipercar is claimed to be able to accelerate from 0-96 kph in about two seconds, 0-161 kph in about 4.4 seconds, and can be driven to a top speed of 250 kph. Wow!
The Ariel Hipercar can accelerate to 161 kph in just 4.4 seconds with a maximum speed of 250 kph. (Picture from: Rodanesia)
As for the chassis, the Ariel Hipercar featured with a bonded-aluminum monocoque structure with removable aluminum front and rear subframes. Meanwhile, its suspension features double wishbones at all four corners with dampers supplied by Bilstein.
The Ariel Hipercar has the unique fins on the front wings reduce drag on the mirrors, the roof scoop supplies air to the turbine range extender, and the 'shark fins' at the rear aid stability and cornering. (Picture from: ArenaEV)
As reported by Autocar, the British manufacturer is also said to have developed a new power steering system to provide superior feedback to the hypercar driver. For those of you who may be interested in owning the Ariel Hipercar, the company also gave a good news, it will start producing it by 2024.
Unfortunately, information about the full specifications for this electric-powered hypercar has not been revealed yet, it will most likely be announced ahead of its launch, for the prices is predicted that it will be priced at around $1.120 million or Rp. 17.1 billion.😎 *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOCAR | ARENAEV ]
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Monday, September 26, 2022

This stunning Alfa Romeo racing car has never been used to race at all

~N3ver Raced~ Indeed, not all racing cars that were originally planned to be revealed in certain racing events have succeeded in becoming a reality, it turns out that there are also racing cars that have a somewhat unlucky fate and end up being displayed in museums without even being used in the racing arena at all.
The Alfa Romeo SE 048SP is designed by a former Osella designer named Giuseppe Petrotta, launched in 1990, and unfortunately never been used to race at all. (Picture from: DailySportscar)
Well this time we will discuss one of them which has also been produced by Alfa Romeo, one of the world's leading Italian auto brands. We assured some of You also have never known the racing car in question. Here's the racing car that would be discused now named the Alfa Romeo SE 048SP was launched in 1990, and unfortunately never been used to race at all.
The Alfa Romeo race car was originally built and specially prepared as a replacement for the Lancia LC2 in Group C competition.. (Picture from: ClassicDriver)
As quoted of DailySportscar, the Alfa Romeo race car is designed by a former Osella designer named Giuseppe Petrotta. It has a special look that sets it apart from other race cars by applying a rear wheel cover, and features a front-mounted radiator which is somewhat unconventional looks but easily identifiable as an Alfa Romeo sports car thanks to its typical small fake grille.
The Alfa Romeo SE 048SP is featured with a front-mounted radiator which is somewhat unconventional looks but easily identifiable as an Alfa Romeo sports car thanks to its typical small fake grill. (Picture from: DailySportscar)
This Alfa Romeo race car was originally built and specially prepared as a replacement for the Lancia LC2 in Group C competition after its race rules changed in the 1990s which essentially transitioned to a racing car is powered by a V10 engine, with weighs 750 kg. Still from the same source, reportedly that the changing racing cars were said also like a political games in the F1 arena amongst the brands under the Italian automotive giants Fiat at that time. As the result, the issue states that Lancia is concentrated to World Rally events, and Ferrari is focused on F1 arena, while the Group C racing scene is set for Alfa Romeo as its initial step back into the sports car arena for the first time in more than a decade.
The Alfa Romeo SE 048SP has a special look that sets it apart from other race cars by applying a rear wheel cover. (Picture from: DailySportscar)
So then the Italian automaker immediately drew up plans to build a race car with an Abarth designed chassis (such one used by the Lancia LC2), and powered by the 3.5 liter, 40-valves, naturally aspirated Tipo 1035 engine claimed capable to spew out over 600 bhp of power. The mentioned V10 engine was originally designed for Ligier F1 Team racing cars whose later its contract was canceled, then utilised in the rapidly cancelled as well but spectacular Alfa 164 Procar Silhouette racer. The Alfa Romeo proposed racing car was preceded by another unraced ones dubbed the SE 047 as a test mule based around the Lancia LC2, is powered by the V10 engine as well.
The Alfa Romeo SE 048SP is powered by with a Ferrari Tipo 036 V12 3.5 liter 60-valves engine, paired with 6-speeds manual transmission system. (Picture from: DailySportscar)
Unfortunately, the test results prove that the V10 is not a ready -made engine for endurance racing car, because it was originally designed for car in the F1 arena. Besides that, the automaker does not have a budget to make the engine adjustment until its performance is suitable for endurance racing, eventually the machine has never been installed to Alfa Romeo SE 048SP.
The Alfa Romeo SE 048SP now sat on display in the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo in Arese on the outskirts of Milan. (Picture from: DailySportscar)
Instead, the automaker decides to replace the V10 engine with a Ferrari Tipo 036 V12 3.5 liter 60-valves engine, paired with 6-speeds manual transmission system. Although it is mentioned that the machine is able to spray the power of more than 680 bhp, but once again the automaker done the same mistake, due to the machine is actually intended to race in the F1 arena and not specifically designed for the endurance racing event. Might be when taking such decisions, the automaker had a reasonable reason like the machine already equipped with a fairly sophisticated electronic management system, so possibility for further development is more ease to be done if there is a will and funds to do it!
The Alfa Romeo SE 048SP The Alfa Romeo SE 048SP failed to race in the Group C racetrack because development was ceased for some reason such the cost, complexity and uncertainty of success in the World Sportscar Championship. (Picture from: DailySportscar)
And that was the problem, even though Alfa Romeo's engineers and management wanted the car and the program as well, plus the help of Gianpiero 'MOMO' Moretti who uses the back door to try keep them close to the project. However above them in the group hierarchy still there were Fiat's senior executives who were far from convinced word due to their interest in the project had faded away so that the reality of the situation had crystallized and ensured the project would not get the green light.
The Alfa Romeo 155 SuperTouring came out as Alfa Romeo SE 048SP successor which turned out to be successful in dominating the racing arena by winning several national titles. (Picture from: Pinterest)
At the end of 1990, the decision of Fiat top brasses finally came down to discontinue the car project citing the cost, complexity and uncertainty of success in the World Sportscar Championship, as well as directing their attention to immediately shift to touring cars by considering that those car figure was more relevant for Alfa Romeo as a brand at that time was struggling to return to the world racing event.😢
This then gave rise to the figure of the Alfa Romeo 155 SuperTouring as a successor which turned out to be successful in dominating the racing arena by winning several national titles. Meanwhile the Alfa Romeo SE 048SP must be willing to be relegated to being on display in the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo in Arese on the outskirts of Milan, and made it to be one of the most beautiful Group C cars of all that ever existed, though it's never used for racing at all.😉*** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DAILYSPORTSCAR ]
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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Mosler plus Noble supercars evolved into the Rossion Q1

~Forgotten ONE~ At least before we had ever known a series of supercars made by the American manufacturer Mosler Automotive such as the Mosler MT900S Photon, and many other cars. Well, it's been so long we've never heard again about anything new from the Florida-based automaker, so it's only natural to think that the company had disappeared such many other small sports car manufacturers ever been in the past.
The Rossion Q1 is claimed to be the highest level achievement of driving performance combined with a touch of luxury that is usually forgotten for a kind such of cars. (Picture from: CarAndDriver)
As quoted of CarAndDriver, after more than a quarter century of building wickedly fast automobiles, Warren Mosler has sold off the assets of his company to RP High Performance another startup in 2013, which has also previously purchased Noble Automotive's exclusive production rights to manufacture the M12 and M400 sports cars in the United States under different names in last February 2007.
The Rossion Q1's bodywork built on a lightweight body frame so that the car's total weight is under 1,250 kg. (Picture from: CarAndDriver)
This new American-based company is a joint venture of two entrepreneurs named Dean Rosen and Ian Grunes, whose imported the South African–built Noble chassis, then mashing their names together became the Rossion (pronounced ROSS-e-yon) marque. Besides it has exclusive production rights of Noble Automotive, the new company plans to use Mosler's expertise in composites and lightweight construction to aid production of its first company's model called the Rossion Q1 and add additional models in the future.
The Rossion Q1 has a number of mainstay features including a satellite navigation system, power mirrors, luxurious handcrafted interior lining and a high quality sound system. (Picture from: CarAndDriver)
The company's first car-made was built at its own facility in Cincinnati, Ohio, and introduced it in July 2007. The Rossion Q1 built based on the platforms of the Noble M12 and M400 combined with a dramatic design and comfortable interior to produce an alluring supercar to drive either on the road or on the racing track.
The Rossion Q1 is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 Ford drivetrain which has power of 450 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. (Picture from: CarAndDriver)
For this reason, the automaker applies a lightweight body frame so that the car's total weight is under 1,250 kg. Off course this makes its twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 Ford drivetrain which has power of 450 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque capable of catapulting it from rest to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds, and then this car can achieve a top speed of 185 mph. 
The Rossion Q1 is capabled to accelerate  from rest to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds, then can achieve a top speed of 185 mph. (Picture from: CarAndDriver)
The company claimed that the Rossion Q1 is the highest level achievement of driving performance combined with a touch of luxury that is usually forgotten for a kind such of cars. Furthermore, this Rossion's sportscar is made for automotive lovers who want a car with optimal performance and a world-class driving experience with a number of mainstay features including a satellite navigation system, power mirrors, luxurious handcrafted interior lining and a high quality sound system.
At that time the Rossion Q1 would only be produced in limited numbers with the standard model priced at $69,000, while the full-featured model was priced at $90,700. Unfortunately, until now how many the Rossion Q1 ever made, as well as its population todays. Besides that the automaker company seem to have disappeared from the global automotive business arena, there's no more its official sites and might be it had defunct.😢 *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ROSSION SUPERCAR | ROADANDTRACK | CARANDDRIVER | GATORMOTORSPORT ]
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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Looking back the fierce futuristic shaped car on the rally tracks of Lancia Stratos

~Legendary BEAST~ In addition to making a quite good four-wheeled vehicles, it turns out that Lancia also has a series of racing cars that are quite successful in the world car racing scene. Well, to develop such fast car model variants, the Italian automotive manufacturer then collaborated with several coachbuider companies. At first Lancia always used the services of Pininfarina and had never tried using Stilo Bertone's services before.
The Lancia Stratos HF (in pictured Group 4 rally car) developing process began in 1970 under the control of Sergio Camuffo and Giovanni Tonti, and among the engineers involved in this race car project were such Francesco De Virgilio and Nicola Materrazi. (Picture from: Wikipedia)
That's why then Stilo Bertone intends to create opportunities to collaborate with Lancia. The Italian coachbuilder knew that at that time Lancia wanted to find a replacement for their outdated Lancia Fulvia to use in the WRC rally event. Then Stilo Bertone decided to design a concept car model that caught Lancia's attention so that the Italian manufacturer was interested in using their services. In the process of designing the concept car, Bertone also used the Lancia Fulvia engine and put it into a chassis that had been designed by one of Bertone's renowned designers, Marcello Gandini.
The Lancia Stratos Zero as the predecessor of the Lancia Stratos HF designed by Stilo Bertone, and is exhibited for the first time to the public at the Turin Motor Show 1970. (Picture from: AutoWeek)
With the such good combinations then they managed to set a radical-shaped concept car that so could be said to be an important point of 20th century design, named the Lancia Stratos Zero. As we could be seen it has a low, sharp, and aggressive form and broke the tradition of a tough sports car that is dominated prevously by curved body cars.
The Lancia Stratos HF (in pictured Group 4 rally car) has a low, sharp, and aggressive form and broke the tradition of a tough sports car that is dominated prevously by curved body cars. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
Before being exhibited for the first time to the public at the Turin Motor Show 1970, Stilo Bertone brought the concept car to the Lancia headquarters and unexpectedly the Lancia workers greeted this car with enthusiasm and gave it a big round of applause. After negotiations, both parties agreed to build a new rally car based on Gandini's design.
The Lancia Startos HF (in pictured Group 4 rally car) was developed which is very similar to its road-legal car, and thanks to its 24 valves drivetrain, so the could be had a power of 190 bhp up to 280 bhp. (Picture from: CollectorsCarWorld)
The Lancia's new rally car developing process began in 1970 under the control of Sergio Camuffo and Giovanni Tonti, and among the engineers involved in this race car project were the Lancia's veteran engineer such Francesco De Virgilio and a young-talented engineer named Nicola Materrazi who later became one of the most visionary engineers in the Italian racing and sports car scene. 
 
At that time the Technical Director of the Lancia's Racing Division, Giovanni Tonti had briefed Bertone's Marcello Gandini in making that the Lancia new rally car candidate should no less luxurious than the Stratos Zero, but still different and far more practical for rallying. And from the start, the new rally car was designed as a mid-engined compact sports car built on the confines of the rally regulations of the time.
The Lancia Stratos HF (in pictured is 1973 model) produced began in 1973 with 400 units ever made for Group 4 homologation. (Picture from: FavCars)
As time goes in 1971, Marcello Gandini came up with a new Lancia Stratos HF prototype featuring a bright orange color and powered by a 2.4-liter V6 engine of the Ferrari Dino 246 that's deemed ideal by the Lancia's Technical Director to those Italian company's new rally car. Unfortunately at first those engine options for the mass production model did not go smoothly, due to Enzo Ferrari considered this new racing car as a threat to his Ferrari Dino, so the Maranello automaker was not interested in any cooperation with Lancia which of course required the Turin-based company should immediately find another engine supplier. 
The Lancia Stratos HF (in pictured is 1973 model) aims to not only speeding at asphalt events, but also be wildly successful on various surfaces ranging from gravel to snow and everywhere except to swim on the water. (Picture from: FavCars)
Then the automaker was forced to announce that the production version of the Lancia Stratos HF would be not use the engine from Maranello, and is considering to use Maserati's engine. But somehow then Ferrari turned to back support in 1972 and was willing to supply 500 engines for Lancia. The Lancia Stratos HF made its WRC debut with Sandro Munari behind the wheel at the Tour de Corse 1972 but its performances at that event and the next two series were plagued by problems with engine upgrades that were too beastly to bear on the back of the Stratos. After the problem was resolved, Stratos quickly took the step by taking the first win in the racing series which provided a winning streak for the Lancia team.
The Lancia Stratos HF (in pictured is 1973 model) is powered by a 2.4-liter V6 engine of the Ferrari Dino 246 that's deemed ideal by the Lancia's Technical Director to those Italian company's new rally car. (Picture from: OtoBlitz)
More than three years after the Lancia Stratos Zero was first shown, and its production finally began in 1973. At least 400 units ever had produced for Group 4 homologation, so there was pressure to assemble the racing cars as quickly as possible. Meanwhile the Stratos rally version was developed which is very similar to its road-legal car. And thanks to its 24 valves drivetrain, so the could be had a power of 190 bhp up to 280 bhp

By applying a slightly more aggressive body kit sets the rally car apart from the road version. In mid-1974 Stratos received full Group 4 homologation and in the hands of automaker team and privateers, the car began a series of extraordinary successes. At that time Italian rally legend Sandro Munari led the Stratos to their first win of a staggering seventeen WRC events during the San Remo rally in October 1974. 
The Lancia Stratos HF (in pictured is 1973 model) applying a slightly more aggressive body kit sets the rally car apart from the road version. (Picture from: FavCars)
Despite its supercar looks, the Lancia rally cars aim to not only speeding at asphalt events, but also be wildly successful on various surfaces ranging from gravel to snow and everywhere except to swim on the water. The car scored three consecutive WRC titles in 1974, 1975, and 1976. 

Unfortunately, Fiat withdrew its support from the Lancia Stratos and preferred to promote its Fiat 131 Abarth, but that didn't prevent the Lancia racing cars from continuing to win in the hands of capable drivers under well-organized privateer teams. Lancia Stratos HF scored its last WRC win at the Tour de Corse 1981, taking a total of 18 podiums. 
Apart from WRC victories, the Stratos HF was very successful in two major events, the Tour de France Automobile which was won five times in 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979 and 1980 and the Giro d'Italia automobilistico where it won three times, in 1974, 1976 and 1978.

Now for the drivers, besides Sandro Munari, another name that is closest to the car is Bernard Darniche. He was the ace of the French Lancia team whose brought victorious for the team in the WRC rally while behind the wheel of the Stratos HF and four of its six victories at the Tour de France Automobile. 
The New Lancia Stratos of 2015 posed along with its legendary predecessor Lancia Stratos HF. (Picture from: Autoblog)
In between 1973 and 1978 fewer than 500 Stratos (some said precisely has 492 units) were ever made, including about 50 competition cars. So it's undeniable if this car has deserved to note itself in history as one of the most legendary rally cars of all time and one of the most stylish cars. The car fits in well with Lancia's highly successful rally car series which includes its predecessor the Fulvia HF and its successors 037 and Delta. or its modern interpretation ones called New Lancia Stratos by Pininfarina back in 2015. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LANCIA | WIKIPEDIA | AUTOWEEK | COLLECTORSCARWORLD | SUPERCARS.NET ]
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Monday, September 19, 2022

An Italian Nembo motorcycle applied a unique upside-down engine

~Unique ONE~ Did you know the motorcycle engine configurations are not only limited to one-cylinder inline, two-cylinders inline, V-twin, L-twin, radial engines, etc. Turn out there are many other unique engines that you may not have known about before. There's one thing could be said also to be the determinant of the success of an engine is its placement position, at least that's what an Italian motorcycle manufacturer named Nembo Motorciclette believes.
The Nembo Super 32 Rovescio has a quite unique upside-down position engine, which is an air-cooled three-cylinder engine with a single overhead cam and two valves per cylinder. (Picture from: OddBike)
The company itself was a small Italian company run by Danielle Sabatini, in which all motorcycle manufacturing process done by hand skills, and also using modern manufacturing tools for machine casting, CNC processing and turning machine parts. One of the unique machines made by the Italian motorcycle manufacturer is a prototype motorcycle named Nembo Super 32 Rovescio, the name means 3 cylinder, 2 liter, reversed.
It was further stated that an upside-down machine installation like this is believed to be able to concentrate the pay load in the center of gravity. (Picture from: OddBike)
Although the motorbike name was a quite unique, and maybe it's the first time you've known about. So far the Nembo Super 32 has been built on request only and two prototypes have been built. Two of the first prototypes were built with 1,814 cc engines and had debuted in January 2011. After that the motorcycle maker will start producing a small range of this unique Nembo Super 32 motorcycle equipped with an upside-down 2,000 cc engine.
The Nembo Motorciclette's crew including the boss Danielle Sabatini posed along with the Nembo Super 32 Rovescio during the motorbike test at the Autodromo di Adria. (Picture from: OddBike)
Unmatigated, this Nembo motorcycle even applying a quite fantastic engine, which is an air-cooled three-cylinder engine with a single overhead cam and two valves per cylinder. This powertrain has been upgraded from 1,850 cc to 2,100 cc, and of course you can already guess how fast this bike is. Then what's made the machine is unique due to it's installed in an upside-down position. 

And according to the motorbike maker, the position of the engine like this is inspired by the old airplane engine. It was further stated that an upside-down machine installation like this is believed to be able to concentrate the pay load in the center of gravity. Even this Italian motorcycle manufacturer also claims that their unique machines is capable of spitting out 200 hp (limited) power and 210 Nm of torque.
Daniele Sabatini sat on the saddle of his creation, the Nembo Super 32 Rovescio. (Picture from: OddBike)
Although this motorbike uses an engine with a capacity of about 2,000 cc, it does not automatically make its weight heavy, on the contrary it is stated that this Nembo motorbike weighs about 160 kg. It's really light, try to compare it with the Honda CBR250RR which weighs about 165 kg. Its lightweight could be happened, thanks to the reduction of parts that are not really needed. As for the frame structure, it has been reduced a lot because the engine holder is on top.
The Nembo Super 32 Rovescio is powered by an engine with a capacity of about 2,000 cc is capable of spitting out 200 hp (limited) power and 210 Nm of torque. (Picture from: OddBike)
So then it makes the gas tank not too big, even though it looks big from the picture because it's just a unibody that covers it. Furthermore, the swing arm is also made of carbon fiber so it is not surprising that it has a light weight. For the legs, this Nembo Super 32 motorcycle is also equipped with an upside down fork from Marzocchis.
According to Sabatini, his company 2,000cc motorcycle' weight as equal as a 1,000 cc motorcycle. It is also reported that the Italian manufacturer will make 11 units of this unique motorcycle, where owner's name will be placed on the plate on their each motorcycles. Unfortunately the company has not revealed the price yet, and just stated there is no certainty because it depends on how many will produce the handmade motorcycles by the company.😅 *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | NEMBO MOTORCICLETTE | SILODROME | ODDBIKE ]
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Thursday, September 8, 2022

The newest electric-powered coupé Maserati GranTurismo Folgore started to reveal

~New EV~ Maserati, as one of the world's leading car marques, has always followed the prevailing trends in the automotive world, and recently the Italian marque has proven that again by giving a teaser video of its electric-powered sports coupé called the Maserati GranTurismo Folgore Full-Electric during the 2022 Monterey Car Week.
A teaser video of the upcoming Maserati GranTurismo Folgore Full-Electric while on driven by a stand-up comedian Sebastian Maniscalco in California during the 2022 Monterey Car Week. (Picture from: HarianNews)
The Italian company claimed, that the GrandTurismo Folgore is not just an ordinary electric car. For the reason it has extraordinary power reaching up to 1,200 horsepower, that's twice the power of previous Maserati cars. It could be said that the Italian trident-logoed automaker is seriously working on an electric vehicle (EV) model to be launched in the near future, which reportedly its global premiere soon in the next 2023.
Although the Maserati GranTurismo Folgore Full-Electric's powertrain is unrevealed yet, the automaker said that it has extraordinary power reaching up to 1,200 horsepower, that's twice the power of previous Maserati cars. (Picture from: DCNewsNow)
From its appearance, as we can see in general that Maserati's first EV carries a coupé typical design such as another GranTurismo cars of their-owned featured with some details inspired by the previous Maserati MC20, ranging from the more upright look headlights, thin brakelights, to the three-spoke rims that adorn the legs.
The Maserati GranTurismo Folgore Full-Electric has some design cues taken from the Maserati MC20 such as more upright look headlights. (Picture from: Carscoops)
In addition, the most prominent right at the door is the Maserati emblem livery with each end of the trident accented in accordance with the colors of the Italian flag (green, white and red) as well as on the front hood but with a larger size. If the design still tends to be the same as the previous cars of their-owned, another main attraction presented by Maserati on the GranTurismo Folgore is its powertrain.
The Folgore badge above the three holes on the side gills betrays the electric nature of the underpinnings, as with the lack of exhaust pipes at the back. (Picture from: Carscoops)
But until now the Italian automaker is still coy to provide details of the powertrain which is said to be capable of producing up to 1,200 horsepower. Well, as the company confirmed, by using such power the GrandTurismo Folgore able to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h) in 2.6 seconds, the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 2.7 seconds, and reaches a top speed of 200 mph (320 km/h).
The Maserati GranTurismo Folgore Full-Electric uses three spoke rims to support its legs similar to one used on the MC20. (Picture from: Carscoops)
Besides that, so far the trident logoed automaker has also mentioned that the batteries are located in the central tunnel for lower ground clearance. When plugged to a fast charger, the battery will replenish enough juice for 100 miles (161 km) of range in 10 minutes. Although there has been no explanation regarding the other specifications of the powertrain in detail, the GranTurismo Folgore is also rumored to be using the inverter technology developed by Maserati for Formula E racing cars.
The Maserati GranTurismo Folgore has similar proportions to its predecessor, combined with even sexier curves, and modern styling touches. (Picture from: Carscoops)
Meanwhile for the interior, as we can see clearly from the video,  the cabin in 2+2 configuration with seats that are given a touch of a combination of white and blue. The Italian car manufacturer said that the materials used for this car's interior arrangement used a special fabric made of recycled nylon. As for the headroom, it looks quite adequate even though it looks narrow at the back. Unfortunately, Maserati is still reluctant to reveal the dashboard, they will likely reveal it at the official premiere later.
Apart from the planned presence of its first EV,  Maserati also confirmed in its official release at the same time, that promised to offer electric versions of all its production car models by 2025. So after the GrandTurismo Folgore launches in the next 2023, in the same year followed by the electric versions of Grecale crossover and Grancabrio, then the electric variants of the MC20, Quattroporte and Levante in 2025. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MASERATI | ROADANDTRACK | CARSCOOPS | AUTOBLOG ]
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